Cambridge College launching online options through an innovative partnership with Granite State College
With shared missions for working professionals, Cambridge College is excited to expand online opportunities for students through its new partnership with a regional leader in online higher education, Granite State College.
With three Massachusetts-based campuses, and five additional sites across the country and in Puerto Rico, Cambridge College already serves a multitude of diverse adult learners and was recently recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of the Largest Graduate Schools in Massachusetts. Providing online access is a natural next step that will help working adult students earn their degree.
Granite State College is the leading public provider of online education in New Hampshire. It is one of four institutions in the University System of New Hampshire and it was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014 rankings of Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees and Best Online Business Graduate Degrees.
Deborah C. Jackson, President of Cambridge College shared, “This unique partnership is an innovative solution that builds on the assets of both institutions in a creative way and is a model for partnerships in higher education. Both educational institutions share a common vision to make affordable, quality higher education accessible to all.”
“We see many colleagues in higher education utilizing the services of for-profit companies to launch their online programs. This is a fresh approach. Granite State will help provide the online courses that Cambridge College students need and we’re doing it in an way that strengthens the overall higher education community,” Kathi Mullin, Chief Administrative Officer of Granite State College.
“This truly innovative partnership between Cambridge College and Granite State offers a new model of how to create sustainable colleges and universities in the future,” stated Elwood Robinson, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost of Cambridge College.
“Through this creative collaboration, both institutions will improve the overall cost of delivery. In this way, it’s an excellent use of funds from a publicly-supported institution and a great example of the innovation that can emerge from the disruption and competition in today’s higher education industry,” added Dr. Todd Leach, Chancellor of the University System of New Hampshire.
Cambridge College has been a leader and pioneer in adult learning providing academically excellent, time-efficient and affordable higher education to a diverse population of adult learners. The College offers an innovative teaching and learning environment where working adults can build their education on a lifetime of learning.
Cambridge College and Granite State College will celebrate this partnership in a ceremony on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at Cambridge College at 1000 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass. The leaders of each institution, as well as representatives from their respective Board of Trustees, will be in attendance.